From Chief Bill Westenberger
In just a matter of months, our country has experienced yet another national tragedy. A sense of vulnerability usually occurs in communities across the nation. Law enforcement investigates the crime to bring those responsible to justice and begins to work on prevention of another incident. We must remember to live our lives and not let incidents such as these hold us back from enjoying the time we are blessed with. If not, the offender wins and that is not affordable!
Again, we saw first responders and witnesses alike running into the face of danger to help others. Actions such as these are what continues to make our country great and what gives us hope.
The actions of public safety in tragic incidents remind us of the many individuals that are on the frontline every day working to keep us safe. Unfortunately, there can be a price to be paid for their efforts. On May 15th, we will stop to honor the officers nationwide that have lost their lives protecting us for Peace Officer’s Memorial Day. Nationally, we have lost 120 officers in the line of duty. Seven of those are from Georgia. Keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Remember and respect those who are patrolling your street daily and pray for their protection as they work at keeping our communities safe.
Chief of Police
Office: (770) 429-4535
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Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.
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City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.
Police officers start the recruiting process early.
Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.
Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.
The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.
The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.
The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.
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Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.
The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.
Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.
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A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.
The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.
The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.